Farm to Table

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Hot and sweet peppers produce best in the fall

Several weeks ago, I wrote about looking forward to the time of year when ornamental peppers start strutting their gorgeous fruit colors. What I didn...
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Whole Grain Consumption Reduces Cancer Risk

Recently, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) released Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Can...
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New nectarine, ‘Effie,’ offers mid-acid flavor in white-flesh fruit

A new white-flesh nectarine with mid-acid flavor offers a milder option for those who love the old fashioned “tang” of traditional yellow peaches ...
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Grain to Glass: Local brewery debuts “Golden Grain” ale made with Arkansas rice

More than 2,000 Arkansans attended the fifth annual Stone’s Throw Brewing Block on Rock festival here last Saturday where they had the opportuni...
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Controlling fall webworms

While visiting growers in mid-June, I started noticing quite a bit of fall webworm infestation in native pecan groves as well as in backyard pecan and...
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Farmers Market : Arkansas Trail celebrates diversity of markets in July

Northwest Arkansas farmers market patrons are encouraged to visit area markets in July with a passport program that can make them eligible for prizes....
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Gardening : Green tomatoes offer health benefits and more

Green tomatoes may not be your first “go-to” when grocery shopping, but don’t count them out, either.     Carla Due, Miller county sta...
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Poultry : Use precautions to keep backyard chickens safe

More than a million backyard chicken flocks provide Americans with eggs, meat or companionship, a trend Mississippians embrace, but hobby farmers must...
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Farming : Annie’s Project helps women succeed in agriculture

Exploring the move from hobby farm to farm-for-profit is what drew Angela Berryhill to Annie’s Project.   Annie’s Project, a nonprofit resour...
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Trade : U.S. calls out India for rice, wheat subsidies

Last week, in an action long called for by USA Rice, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has asked the World Trade Organization’s...